2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT [Specs, Features, Photos]

The 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900: Ride Long and Thrive

Kawasaki’s quintessential middleweight road cruiser may not break any world records, but that’s probably just because Guinness doesn’t have a category for “best all-rounder.” There’s a good reason why new riders who want to learn how to ride bigger, badder bikes have been flocking to the Vulcan for over two decades – and a good reason why Kawasaki has barely changed the bike’s fundamental design since. almost as long.

We will say it right away: this bike slapping. That’s just as true for this year’s model as it has been for every iteration of the Vulcan 900 since 2006, when it got its last major upgrade. Not giving a bike significant upgrades to sixteen years is either the boldest move or the laziest move we’ve ever seen a major bike maker make—and as we should all know by now, the folks at Kawasaki are anything but lazy. Leaving this model alone for so long was nothing short of a vote of complete confidence in its abilities, and the 2022 Vulcan 900 still lives up to those long-established expectations.

You still get the now classic 903cc 4-stroke, 55-degree, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine producing 50 hp and 58.2 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. The 5-speed transmission still has Kawasaki’s user-friendly positive neutral sight, making it easier for new cruiser riders to remove their hand from the clutch at a standstill without accidentally stalling. Floorboards, a heel shifter and a nice low saddle all help make this bike a real easy rider, like they always have.

The Vulcan 900 is still a heavy motorcycle as well. The Classic trim has a curb weight of 619.6 lbs, while the slightly stripped Custom weighs 610.6 lbs and the Classic LT equipped with saddlebags and windshield weighs 657.1 lbs with all accessories attached. But if you’re looking for a big, road-friendly road cruiser with a V-twin that’s way worse than its bite, it’s hard to get better than this.

The Vulcan competes with the other major Japanese motorcycle brands, like the Suzuki Boulevard C50 and Yamaha Bolt R-Spec, but it’s probably the most compelling choice for riders looking for a balance of reliable power and old-school cruiser style. We’re glad to see this old friend in Kawasaki’s 2022 lineup.

The 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic starts at $8,499 USD / $10,299 CAD, the 900 Custom starts at $8,999 USD / $10,499 CAD, and the 900 Classic LT starts at $9,499 USD / $11,899 CAD.

On this page: We’ve organized specs, features, news, photos/videos, and more. so you can read about the new Kawasaki Vulcan 900 2022 in one place.


Presentation of the model

General informations

  • Price: $8,499 USD / $10,299 CAD
  • Main characteristics:
    • Double butterfly valves
    • Wide drag bars
    • Bias-cut parallel exhaust pipes
    • Positive Neutral Seeker
    • Heel shifter
    • Floors
    • Classic Teardrop Tank Top

Main specifications

  • Engine: 903cc 4-stroke, 55-degree, liquid-cooled V-twin
  • Power: 50 hp
  • Couple : 58.2 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
  • Unloaded weight : 619.6 lbs. (281 kg) for the Classic base model
  • Seat height : 26.8 in (681 mm) at lowest point

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT


Specifications Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic 2022

From Kawasaki

ENGINE

Engine 903 cc 4-stroke, 55-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled
Power 50 hp
bore x stroke 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio

9.5:1

fuel system 34mm DFI Throttle Body (2), w/ subthrottles
Hall Electric
Lubrication

TRANSMISSION

Clutch
Transmission 5-speed with positive neutral sight
Final drive Kevlar reinforced belt

FRAME

Front suspension 41 mm / 5.9 inch Showa telescopic fork
Rear suspension Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way/4.1″ adjustable spring preload
Front brakes Single 300mm hydraulic disc
Rear brakes

Single 270mm hydraulic disc

Front Tires 130/90-16
Rear Tires 180/70-15
Fuel tank capacity 5.3 gallon
Color

Dark Green Metallic/Robotic White Pearl

ELECTRIC

Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Candles
Lighthouse LEDs
Taillight LEDs

DIMENSIONS

Total length 97.0″
Overall width 39.6 inches
Total height 41.9 inches
Wheelbase 64.8 inches
Ground clearance 5.3 inches
seat height 26.8 inches
Unloaded weight 619.6 pounds*

GUARANTEE

guarantee 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24 or 36 months

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Specs

From Kawasaki

ENGINE

Engine 903 cc 4-stroke, 55-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled
Power 50 hp
bore x stroke 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio

9.5:1

fuel system 34mm DFI Throttle Body (2), w/ subthrottles
Hall Electric
Lubrication

TRANSMISSION

Clutch
Transmission 5-speed with positive neutral sight
Final drive Kevlar reinforced belt

FRAME

Front suspension 41 mm / 5.9 inch Showa telescopic fork
Rear suspension Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way/4.1″ adjustable spring preload
Front brakes Single 300mm hydraulic disc
Rear brakes

Single 270mm hydraulic disc

Front Tires 80/90-21
Rear Tires 180/70-15
Fuel tank capacity 5.3 gallon
Color

Pearl Robotic White/Pearl Nightshade Teal

ELECTRIC

Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Candles
Lighthouse LEDs
Taillight LEDs

DIMENSIONS

Total length 94.7 inches
Overall width 35.2 inches
Total height 44.1 inches
Wheelbase 64.8 inches
Ground clearance 5.5 inches
seat height 27″
Unloaded weight 610.8 pounds*

GUARANTEE

guarantee 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24 or 36 months

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT Specifications

From Kawasaki

ENGINE

Engine 903 cc 4-stroke, 55-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled
Power 50 hp
bore x stroke 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio

9.5:1

fuel system 34mm DFI Throttle Body (2), w/ subthrottles
Hall Electric
Lubrication

TRANSMISSION

Clutch
Transmission 5-speed with positive neutral sight
Final drive Kevlar reinforced belt

FRAME

Front suspension 41 mm / 5.9 inch Showa telescopic fork
Rear suspension Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way/4.1″ adjustable spring preload
Front brakes Single 300mm hydraulic disc
Rear brakes

Single 270mm hydraulic disc

Front Tires 130/90-16
Rear Tires 180/70-15
Fuel tank capacity 5.3 gallon
Color

Pearl Robotic White/Pearl Nightshade Teal

ELECTRIC

Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Candles
Lighthouse LEDs
Taillight LEDs

DIMENSIONS

Total length 97.0″
Overall width 39.6 inches
Total height 58.3 inches
Wheelbase 64.8 inches
Ground clearance 5.3 inches
seat height 26.8 inches
Unloaded weight 657.1 pounds*

GUARANTEE

guarantee 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24 or 36 months

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT


Features of the 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT

Late model sport bikes often use big bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On dual throttle models, there are two butterflies per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates the intake airflow to ensure a natural and linear response. As the air passing through the throttle bodies becomes smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and horsepower is increased.


2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT pictures


Videos Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / Custom / Classic LT 2022

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Unboxing and Full Build – From Body to Showroom Floor – Candy Orange

2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom – Spirit of Rebellion


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